Merkez Deniz Acenteligi ve Ticaret A.S. is one of the most established agency houses in the Turkish shipping community and is today a market-leading cruise sector specialist, with offices in the major cruise ports of Istanbul and Kusadasi.
The original company was established by one of the industry’s few pioneers in Istanbul, during the Ottoman reign at the end of the 19th century and became a Turkish company in 1975 under our present name ‘Merkez Deniz Acenteliği ve Ticaret A.S’. In 2008, the company merged with the port agency department of ITS (International Travel Services), forming the largest cruise agency in Turkey.
The company was acquired by Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) in 2014 to assist the further development and growth of the business, at an exciting period of development in Turkey.
ISS and Merkez now offer customers full agency coverage across all cruise ports in Turkey, as well as the wider eastern Mediterranean region, where ISS already has full coverage.